The residential real estate trends for Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett has continued the growth in sales that was seen last year in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The listing inventory for both Rockwall and Rowlett has remained steady for the first two months of the year. Listing inventory for Garland, however, has declined initially this year, which indicates a tighter supply. This indicates that the market is likely more favorable toward sellers Continue Reading
How Big Should My Down Payment Be?
Unless you are paying cash for your new home, the amount of your down payment can be important to the success of your home-buying process and your financial future. There are several approaches to making a down payment, each of which can be discussed with your realtor and loan officer before you begin the home-buying process. Less vs More Making a Minimum Down Payment The down payment you make on a home can range from as little as 3.5% (FHA Continue Reading
4 Considerations for Buying an Investment Property
If you have been considering buying an investment property or two, it’s important to understand the entire home buying process from the investment perspective. While owning multiple investment properties can help you generate a healthy income stream, there are several key considerations to think about before you buy an investment property. It’s also a good idea to speak with your real estate agent as well as your financial advisor to get the Continue Reading
Holding the Title of Your Home
Although many people aren’t aware, there are numerous approaches when it comes to titling your home. Each provide unique benefits as well as limitations, and it is beneficial to know which is the best option for you. Below are listed some of the most common ways a home is titled. Title Ownership Options Sole Ownership Single persons have limited options when it comes to holding the title to a home. These options basically consist of holding Continue Reading
Real Estate Tax Breaks Sometimes Overlooked
Whether you’re buying a home in the Garland, Rowlett or Rockwall areas, there are a few, sometimes overlooked tax breaks for homeowners that could help you save some money when filing your income taxes. A tax code of 73,954 pages means that sometimes people miss the important stuff, the items that could save them money. A few of these items are tax breaks related to real estate you own. I’ve listed a few below. Be sure to bring them up to your Continue Reading
What Is A Title Insurance Policy? Is It Important?
When buying that dream home in the Garland, Rowlett, or Rockwall areas, one of the last things you are likely to think about is the title policy. However let’s look at why your lender requires you to purchase a title policy or why it makes sense to purchase a title policy if you are paying cash. What is title insurance and why do you need it? Title insurance is an insurance policy that is designed to protect the lien holder (mortgage company) Continue Reading
Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett Residential Real Estate Trends – December 2014
Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett Real Estate Market Commentary | December 24, 2014 The residential real estate trends for Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett indicate a seasonal dip for total sales. Listing inventory is continuing to decline. This decline can also can be attributed to being a seasonal adjustment. What continues to be a positive in the market are not only the low prices at the gas pump (though this has other Continue Reading
Making Your Home-Buying Process Easy
Buying a home in the Garland, Rowlett, or Rockwall area may be intimidating but finding your dream home is well worth the effort. Following are four tips that can make your home-buying process a little easier: 1. Know your expectations It’s important to have reasonable expectations about what you want in a home before you begin the home-buying process. Consider making a list and ranking essential and non-essential aspects of what you are Continue Reading
What’s Worrying Garland and Rockwall Home Buyers?
Finding a great deal for a home in the current economy can prove to be a daunting task, when considering the primary concerns of home buyers in today’s market. However, many signs are pointing to a strong and growing North Texas housing market, and snagging a great deal is possible. With some preparations and professional advice from a real estate professional, you can navigate the market and get the best deal possible for the property you are Continue Reading
Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett Residential Real Estate Trends – November 2014
Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett Real Estate Market Commentary | November 25, 2014 The residential real estate trends for Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett indicate a slight rise in October for total sales. Listing inventory is continuing to see a decline. This likely has a lot to do with the seasonal aspects of the real estate market for North Texas. What continues to be a positive in the market are the historic low mortgage interest rates Continue Reading
The Closing Process Made Simple
Knowing what to expect when you are closing on that Garland, Rowlett, or Rockwall area home can be a breath of fresh air. If you’ve talked to even a few homeowners about their closings, you may have heard tales of anxiety and more questions than answers regarding their closings. Our purpose here is to break down the closing process and help you gain the knowledge of what to expect when you buy and close on a new home. This type of knowledge Continue Reading
What to Evaluate When Making A Purchase Offer
The window of opportunity for purchasing a new home in the Garland, Rowlett, and Rockwall areas is prime. Interest rates are now at 19-month all-time lows. However, area listing inventory and sales trends over the last several months make it more important than ever that you have the best negotiating position with your purchase offer. So if you are considering purchasing that dream home in the Garland, Rowlett, and Rockwall areas, following are Continue Reading
Getting The Most Value from Your Realtor
The process of choosing a real estate agent when buying or selling a home can be overwhelming. However, there are many things you can do to accurately assess a prospective agent and make sure he or she is the right fit before you hire them. Knowing what to look for and the right questions to ask during the hiring process can be the difference between a thorough, well-managed and successful process or one that leaves a sour taste in your Continue Reading
Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett Residential Real Estate Trends
Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett Real Estate Market Commentary The residential real estate trends for Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett indicate a dip in September for total sales and listing inventory. This likely has a lot to do with the seasonal aspects of the real estate market for North Texas. What continues to be a positive in the market are the historic low mortgage interest rates which are currently at an 18-month low. Residential home Continue Reading
Meet Real Estate’s Next Big Audience
If you’re like most professionals, business owners, and marketers in general, regardless of industry, you’re already clued into the “Millennial” generation (born 1976-1994). The Millennial generation, also known as “Generation Y”, are the children of Baby Boomers and are between 20-to-37 years of age. They have been called “the most researched generation in history.” But today I'd like to introduce you to a new generation in our Continue Reading
Do I Really Need A Real Estate Agent?
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